Code of Conduct
École Broxton Park School Code of Conduct
At École Broxton Park School, our Code of Conduct exists to ensure that each student and staff member has access to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
The Code of Conduct ensures that our school promotes a culture of wellness that:
- Establishes and maintains a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment for all students, staff, families and the greater community;
- Establishes and maintains an appropriate balance between individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities in the school community;
- Establishes and publishes expectations for student behavior while at school, at a school-related activity, or while engaging in an activity at any time that may have an impact on others in the school;
- Ensures that healthy environments exist in all schools that are free from fear, discrimination and harassment while promoting inclusive strategies to ensure that every student is treated with respect and dignity.
Parkland School Division is a place where exploration, creativity and imagination make learning exciting and where all learners aspire to reach their dreams.
In keeping with a commitment to the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in Parkland School Division everyone is accepted and experiences a sense of belonging. The Division supports the endeavors of staff, students, parents and the community to promote positive student behavior and conduct throughout our community of schools.
Parkland School Division has a responsibility to ensure that each student enrolled in a school operated by the Board and each staff member employed by the Board is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
All stakeholders in the success and well-being of students, and especially the students themselves, are expected to recognize their responsibilities in developing student self-discipline within a culture of wellness. Staff members and students will not be discriminated against as provided for in the Alberta Human Rights Act or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Behaviour and Conduct Policy
École Broxton Park School students have the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment. Our discipline process will:
- Help students identify which behaviours lead to disciplinary action;
- Help students identify better choices; and
- Leave a student’s dignity intact.
École Broxton Park School students will behave responsibly and in accordance with the School Act. Teachers and support staff will work with students to promote and ensure appropriate classroom and playground conduct.
- Students will meet behaviour expectations as outlined in Section 12 of the School Act while on school property or involved in school-sponsored or related activities.
- Families play a vital role in developing student behaviour and conduct policy. It is the expectation of École Broxton Park School and Parkland School Division that parents:
- Be aware that student behaviour is subject to the expectations as set out by the School Act and current Board policy;
- Will review the school’s expectations for student behaviour and conduct with their child(ren) at the beginning of each school year;
- Work with school staff to resolve student behavioural issues when they affect their child(ren); and
- Co-operate with and support the school’s disciplinary action.
- Students shall show respect for:
- Others and their property
- School property
- Ethnic, racial, religious and gender differences
- School attendance and punctuality
- Work habits, assignments, and homework
- Textbooks and equipment
- Fire alarms and safety equipment, and
- Division policies relating to smoking, alcohol, drugs, and inhalants.
- Failure to meet behavior and conduct expectations will result in some or all of the following consequences:
- Problem solving, monitoring, or reviewing behaviour/expectations with student, and/or reprimand;
- Parental involvement;
- Temporary removal of privileges;
- Temporary exclusion from class;
- In-school suspension;
- Out-of-school suspension;
- Confiscation of personal property;
- Behavioural contract;
- Restitution for property damage to an individual or board;
- Involvement of police; and/or
- Exclusion from a school or expulsion from all Division schools.
- Grounds for disciplinary action that could lead to suspension exist when a student demonstrates unacceptable behaviours such as:
- Conduct that threatens the safety of students and/or staff;
- Possession of a weapon, whether on a person, in a backpack, locker or desk, that is dangerous to students and staff (i.e. anything used, designed to be used, or intended for use in causing death or injury to any person, or for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person);
- Displaying or brandishing a weapon in a threatening or intimidating manner;
- Assaulting another person;
- Possession or use of illegal drugs, tobacco products, alcohol, or inhalants in school and on school property;
- Contravention of Division policies and regulations related to student harassment, smoking, student attendance, and student rights and responsibilities;
- Willful disobedience and/or open opposition to authority;
- Use or display of improper or profane language;
- Willful damage to school or others’ property;
- Interfering with the orderly conduct of class(es) or the school; and
- Contravention of the code of conduct as set out in the School Act.
Discipline is seen as an ongoing process rather than an event. Success is most likely to occur when the home and school work together in the student’s best interests. Students are expected to make positive choices.
Students and teachers will work together to co-create their classrooms. Respect and common sense will be the guiding principles as they discuss what makes sense in terms of expectations and appropriate behaviour.
Parkland School Division Code of Conduct
In Parkland School Division, all members of our school community are expected to promote and demonstrate respect, civility and responsible citizenship.
With these goals in mind, everyone must:
- Demonstrate honesty and integrity.
- Respect differences in people, their ideas and their opinions.
- Acknowledge the right of everyone to be treated with dignity, at all times.
- Take appropriate measures to help those in need.
- Use non-violent means to resolve conflict.
- Honour the role(s) of persons in positions of authority.
- Show care and regard for school property and the property of others.
- Comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.
We are all models for the kinds of citizens we desire to be. We teach and learn by example.
The Division’s expectations for conduct are outlined in the following documents:
- Board Policy 18: Role of the Student
- Administrative Procedure 350: Developing and Maintaining a Culture of Inclusion and Wellness
- Administrative Procedure 355: Student Discipline
For more information on École Broxton Park School's policies, please see our Student Handbook.